Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Small Wainscot
Denticucullus pygmina

(Haworth, 1809) 2350 / 73.144
=Chortodes pygmina

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on the inner parts of various grasses, sedges and rushes. In Dorset, the moth is local and confined to marsh and fen habitat where it is generally at low density. However, exceptions are: Whiteway Fen where rush-rich fens surround emerging chalk springs, and among the herb-rich water meadow at Burton; in these places the moth is common. A partial second brood is suspected during the early autumn with the following the latest... Read More

Recorded in 33 (83%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1935.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-14mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Sedges and other grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/10/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
06/10/201939SY39 Lyme Regis
06/10/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
04/10/201919SY98 Wareham
01/10/201919SY39 Lyme Regis

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